Fulcrum for Android Settings
An overview of the settings options found in the Fulcrum for Android app.
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Written by Mike Meesseman
Updated over a week ago

App Settings

The app settings screen is not just for fine tuning Fulcrum for your use. This is also where you will change custom layers and/or download them to your device, sign out of your account, and much more.

To access the Fulcrum settings page you can click on the overflow icon (three vertical dots stacked vertically) in the upper right corner of the screen and then select settings.

My Account

View the account and organization context you are currently using. You can switch which plan you are accessing if you are a member of more than one plan by tapping the organization that you are currently accessing. In addition, this is where you can sign out of Fulcrum to switch to a different context. 

Map View

The map view options is where you can enable and upload custom layers to Fulcrum.

List View

At the top of the view view section is an option to filter the list view based on map view. When enabled, the list view will only display records that are visible on the map view. Next is the list view sort options, which allows you to sort by title, status, date/time created, or date/time updated. Also you can change between the sorting order.


Allows you to set the sync functions. You can choose to Auto-Sync after launch and choose whether to automatically sync records after record edits. By default, Auto-Sync is off.

Below the two auto-sync options are the various Media Sync options. These options allow you to set the sync settings for your media. This includes: photos, videos, audio files, and signatures. 

You have three sync settings to choose from for each of the media types: Cellular or WiFi, WiFi only, or Never.


Adjust the photo quality setting between available quality settings: Native, High (1080), Medium (720), and low (480). Depending on the camera app’s quality setting, Fulcrum may downscale the photo to the quality setting set in Fulcrum. If the quality setting in the camera app is lower than the setting in Fulcrum than no upscaling will occur to the photo.


  • Adjusting the picture quality can have a big impact on sync times, cellular data consumption, and the amount of media storage your photos consume.

When Save to Gallery is enabled, a copy of the image taken will be stored locally in the gallery app.


Adjust the video quality and whether or not to save the videos taken during data collection to the camera roll.


  • Adjusting the video quality can have a big impact on sync times, cellular data consumption, and the amount of media storage your videos consume.

When Save to Camera Roll is enabled, a copy of the video taken will be stored locally in the photos app.

Data Management

The Data management section has options pertaining to the data and media that is stored within the Fulcrum database within the mobile app. You can clear the synced data or media files, as well as, clear default values that are currently stored on your device.

Reset Records Cache

Resetting the stored records cache will remove all cached records on the device. Any records that have not been synced will not be removed. Details on resetting the record cache can be found here.

Clear Synchronized Files

This option will clear all synced media files off of the device. This can be used to free up storage space on the device.

Clear Default Record Values

Clearing the default record values will clear all values that have been saved on fields that have default to previous value enabled.


This will provide you with a total number of records that are stored in the Fulcrum mobile app that have not been synced to the server. This count will include records that have failed to sync, are saved in a draft state, or have not been synced yet. You can use the upload status for records on the record list view to determine the state of individual record. Taping on the count will open a popup window providing you with the record title and ID of the unsynced records.

About Fulcrum

The about page contains the Fulcrum version, support, and terms of service information. As well as, some additional tools & utilities. The backup database function will create file that you can share with us in the event that there is an issue with the normal means of syncing your records to the Fulcrum server.

Utilities & Tools

Device Profiler: This tool will create a JSON file that contains information on your device. When troubleshooting an issue, support may ask for you to generate and share this file with them.

Database Export: This tool will create a copy of the Fulcrum database and store it on the external storage of this device. 

  • The backup is intended for developer troubleshooting only and cannot be directly imported into Fulcrum. It is a raw DB file.

Location Debugger: Use this tool to see the details about the location updates Fulcrum is receiving. This can be used to help troubleshoot external GPS accessories.

Orientation Debugger: View the device’s orientation sensor output, including azimuth, pitch, and roll.

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